To My Future Children..
Between you + me. The more you whine. The more I will ignore you. I do not see the need to repeat myself. No means no. That is something you will be wise to learn early on.
I will listen. Understand. + Be encouraging. NO DOUBT. But I have a very little allowance of pity. Once you have used it up. IT IS GONE.
Between you + the world. Life will give you trouble. NO DOUBT. IN your trials rest on God alone. Let Him be your HOPE. + You will be a LIGHT to others.
Grumble. Complain. Pity Yourself. + You will have few friends.
Give thanks in ALL circumstances. + You will be inspirational.